Entry number 1440


9th December 2017

Elaine & Dave Hewitt and Scott

Subject: Christmas Greetings


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Entry number 1439


8th December 2017 (received evening of 7th December)

Paddy (with little paws being guided by Barbara Tribe)

Subject: Our News


Top of the morning to all,


Big day today as Heather and I have been to Diane for a bath and a furcut. Mum really wanted me and Heather to stand nicely to show off our coats but, as we are Scotties, we only do what we want to do and Mum is going to have to wait to get the picture. Mum said, "Watch it, Paddy. Christmas is coming up and you both need to behave yourselves to get Christmas pressies". I did pose for one photo, before our furcut (see 'Heather, Paddy and Leo' slideshow) because Mum says I have super size paws!!

I have been very busy on squirrel patrol and major dashes down the garden when squirrel skips along the fence. I did find another hedgehog last week and, when I brought it in to Mum, he was covered in leaves and Mum said I must have dug him up but I never did. He was just walking about like that. Mum said, "Pigs might fly, Paddy". What a funny thing to say!!

The farm fields across the lane from where we have our walk have been dug up and it's a major building site now. Heather can't make it out as she used to like to watch the sheep but now she just stands and stares and can't understand what's happening. I'm too busy getting on with my walk but Chris gives me a bit of road walk practice down the lane beside the site when it's his turn to walk with me.

I wasn't too sure about carrots when I came to join the family but Heather has shown me how good they are and I sit beside her and munch away now.

I'm looking forward to Christmas here. Heather says we have a tree indoors but she warned me that Mum will go up the wall if I lift my leg round the tree! We shall see!!


Heather sends loads of girlie xxx - loud barks from me, Paddy

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Entry number 1438


8th December 2017 (received evening of 7th December)

Jojo (with claws and beak being guided by Liz Storrie)

Subject: Slimline 'Eilidh'


Hello everyone, Jojo here!


Eilidh asked me to update you all. She was at the vet's today for her boosters and weight check. The good news is she has hit her target weight and is now a trim 8.8 kilos. Mum is delighted that all the extra walking and cutting down on treats has paid off. She also asked him to check out a couple of lumps, one on her side and one near her front right leg. The vet checked the one at her leg, drawing some of the contents out with a needle. Thankfully they are both benign fatty tissue. Mum was really worried about them after losing Macduff so recently, but it looks set to be a good Christmas here so, hopefully, no more vet visits for a year.

We hope that Eilidh`s successful weight loss will help Heather to continue with her diet.

So far we have no snow, but I think it will be a stormy night ahead. Mum asked Dad to take her to Asda on the way home so, if we do have bad snow, then she doesn't need to go out shopping again until Wednesday.

Well, eighteen sleeps until Santa comes. I know I am getting a special present this year but I don't know what. Eilidh told me it was something I will love and will probably arrive before the 25th. I can hardly wait, it is so exciting!

Oh dear, it is very tiring being a reporter. I think I need a snooze.

Love to everyone, with special cuddles for all Mummies and Daddies.

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Entry number 1437


6th December 2017

Liz Storrie, Eilidh and Jojo

Subject: Christmas Greetings

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Entry number 1436


1st December 2017 (received evening of 30th November)

Eilidh (with little paws being guided by Liz Storrie)

Subject: Our News


Hello, Eilidh here!


Well, it is really cold here and has been for a week now. I need to have my coat on to venture out on my daily rambles. Mind you, we haven't had a lot of rain, touch wood. Just some lovely sunshine and some wind. Mum is hoping that the "white stuff" stays away. I can't understand that as I love the snow.

I'm having a bit of trouble writing this message tonight. Mum has got a new tablet and it is very confusing. It is easier to read though because it has a bigger screen. Jojo took one look at it and retreated to his cage. He promises to try it out soon though.

We have had a busy week here. The central heating system was serviced on Tuesday - belly rubs for me, lovely! Then, when we went out in the afternoon, Mary next door came out at the same time with Tasha so we all walked together. Ooh, it was nice walking with my bestest friend.

About three weeks ago Mum found a dead mouse in the kitchen - it was horrible! Anyway, she bought some 'medicine' and phoned the Housing Association. So today a nice man arrived and he checked the cupboard where the boiler is. He had to take some of the panelling down and discovered a large hole in the wall. That has been blocked up properly now. He has also blocked up a hole in the kitchen where the tumble dryer vent is. Here's hoping the little blighters get the message. We've left some 'medicine' in the cupboard, just in case.

Mum is off for lunch on Saturday with the girls. She really means the Golden Oldies. Sorry Mum, but you are hardly girls.

Nice to hear from the Tartan Terriers and Paddy and Heather. Hope you are all well and not too cold.

As promised in my newsletter at Entry number 1428 in October 2017 'Conversation', here is my special little Christmas tree which plays Christmas tunes - hope you like it!

Well, I have been up since 6.45 this morning and went straight out for my morning walk. I tried to tell Mum it was the middle of the night but I had to go, so please excuse me while I toddle off for a wee snooze.


Love, kisses and tweets to all, with special kisses for all Mummies and Daddies XXXXXX

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